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A FLAG produced by the Hampshire Flag Company has been on a transatlantic fundraising trip.

The flag was donated by the Waterlooville-based company to the Rainbow Centre in Fareham, which helps children with motor impairment learn to overcome their difficulties.

It was then taken almost 3,000 miles on White Whisper from Southampton to Antigua on a journey which took 14 days.

The crew of four undertook the challenge, and raised £5,000 funds for the charity.

The single-sided knitted polyester flag donated by Hampshire Flag featured ‘Raising money for’ wording in large print and the Rainbow Centre logo.

Ian Piper, the Rainbow Centre’s Chief Executive said, ‘The Rainbow Centre makes a difference to so many young lives and we are delighted that Hampshire Flag so generously donated the flag which was flown throughout this adventurous fundraise.

‘It was fantastic to see the flag in situ on White Whisper and it has played an important role in raising not only vital funds but awareness for the charity.’